Meet Lila Rose, Behind Planned Parenthood Sting

Founder of Live Action is an anti-abortion activist on a mission
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2011 4:42 PM CST
An undated photo provided by Live Action shows Lila Rose, founder and president.   (AP Photo/Live Action)

(Newser) – The woman behind the Planned Parenthood sting that resulted in an employee getting fired is a 22-year-old anti-abortion activist named Lila Rose. She's made headlines before, but nothing to this extent, and it's a safe bet we'll be hearing more from the founder of the group Live Action, writes Libby Copeland at Slate. "Rose is perfect for TV—her glamour and her baby-voiced delivery temper her political extremism and questionable tactics," writes Copeland. Plus, she's a wannabe actress.

Copeland rounds up previous profiles of Rose, a self-described "student activist" at UCLA who has declared in speeches she'll try to get Planned Parenthood defunded everywhere she can. She's also worked with ACORN-stinger James O'Keefe in the past. Copeland's take: "If we as a nation have gotten better at having adult conversations about abortion," Rose "takes us in the other direction. She is the face of divisiveness. She is the face of all-out war." For another take on the latest sting, click here.

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